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KINGSTON, Jamaica— Two teenagers were among five individuals charged, yesterday, with firearm related offences stemming from several separate incidents earlier this year.

Charged are:

? Roshawn Powell, 23-year-old -? a farmer of Callaloo Mews, Kingston 20,

? Qumar Campbell, 2-year-old, of an address in Hanover,

? Dwayne Connell, 21- year-old of an address in Hanover, and

? A 15-year-old and a 16-year-old

According to the police, Powell was charged with shooting with intent with use of a firearm, illegal possession of firearm and illegal possession of ammunition in connection with an incident which occurred on Monday, March 2.

It is reported that about 7:00 am, Powell approached a man on Coleyville Avenue in Kingston 20 and demanded the man's cell phone. A tussle ensued after the man refused to hand over the phone. During the confrontation, Powell allegedly opened gunfire hitting the man before he fled the scene.?The man was taken to hospital where he was treated. Powell was later arrested.

In a similar incident, Campbell and Connell were charged with robbery with aggravation and illegal possession of firearm after they pointed a gun at a man and robbed him of his cell phone in Hopewell district, Westmoreland about 10:00 am, on Monday, May 4.?The two were charged after the incident was reported to the police.

Finally, the teenagers, ages 15 and 16, were charged with robbery with aggravation after reportedly robbing a man at gun point, in April.

A licensed firearm holder was alerted and one of the teenagers was apprehended and handed over to the police. The other teenager was brought in to police by his mother. They were charged after they were pointed out by the complainant.

The court dates of the accused are being finalised.

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